Brands Hatch Mini Festival 27-28 June 2015
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Britain's most popular pocket-sized car will star at the fourth Brands Hatch Mini Festival, with a bumper line-up of entertainment on and off the track. The racing programme will be dominated by contests for both old and new Minis, from the Issigonis original, to BMW's 21st century reinvention.
Newer machines compete in the Power Maxed MINI Challenge, the fastest Mini racing series in the UK. For 2015, MINI Challenge is divided into two grids, one for the John Cooper Works Mini and the brand new Gen 3, which is the highest-spec UK tin-top available outside the BTCC, and one for the entry-level Cooper Class.
The old guard is represented by the Mini Se7ens, Super Mighty Minis, Sanwa Trophy, and Pre-66 class for the earliest Austin originals. The Mini racing line-up is completed by an all-comers race, which is incorporating the celebration of Swiftune's 50th anniversay. It is open to all types of Mini, including one-off modified specials.
Expect the venue to be filled with Minis, with enthusiasts travelling from far and wide to soak up the atmosphere. There will be opportunities to mingle with like-minded souls from Mini owners' clubs, browse Mini paraphernalia in the trade village, and get closer to the race cars in the open paddock as they are prepared for battle.